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Otolith research methods

Methods for preparation and examination, daily and yearly ageing analysis, elemental and radiocarbon analysis.

Microstructure preparation

How to mount, flip and polish an otolith.

Microstructure interpretation

Stevenson and Campana, Chapter 4, measurement and interpretation of the microstructure of fish otoliths.

Microstructure analysis

Stevenson and Campana, Chapter 5, analysis of otolith microstructure data.


Preparing otolith thin sections and production ageing.

Elemental and isotopic assays

Decontamination, elemental analysis, microsampling and statistical analysis.

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